How to Decorate a Mantel Fixer Upper Style
Although I’m writing this post on the brink of the major holiday decorating season, where most of us will have pops of red, green & golds going on in our home I thought it would be fun to see & swoon over Jo’s mantel decor. Because there is something for everyone to learn from the way she decorates and the basic rules she applies. So here goes, How to Decorate a Mantel Fixer Upper Style.
Her basic supplies:
1. A large framed piece or a “rustic” architecture piece or empty frames as your main statement piece
2. Vintage hardback books
4. Fresh greenery, flowers or a wreath
5. Vases for fresh greenery or flowers
6. Something to flank both ends of the display.
A great example of an empty frame, layered with a quote and candlesticks. Simple & elegant!
Here’s the famous shiplap wall that I believe started the whole movement. But here again we see how Joanna uses a large rustic piece (I believe I even see chicken wire?) to balance the room. Matching items to frame the mantel, a few fresh flowers…and it’s done. There truly is something to be said about a simply decorated mantel. It allows the room to breathe. Which is so important in a home.
I love the simplicity of all her mantels. They’re typically timeless, but you can gain a lot of inspiration from the way she styles her mantels. I love the play on blues & greens from the Magnolia wreath and the chippy blue candle sticks. But she also focuses on the darker colors with the vintage stacks of books.
Oh how I love this entire wall! As always they kept it real simple, but there again you have the basics of How to Decorate a Mantel Fixer Upper Style. They have 1 framed piece, fresh flowers, and hardback books turned so that the pages are on display. Love it all.
Of course I had to add her holiday mantel at the Magnolia House! Love the bottle brush trees & her focus on 1 pop of color. GREEN! Green candle votives & fresh greens added in against the black make this mantel stand out. So beautiful!
I hope you all have learned or found tips from this post on How to Decorate a Mantel Fixer Upper Style. I know for me, when I watch the “reveals” there’s always so much to take in, that I get lost on all the pretty details or the basic way she styles everything. I honestly feel that less is more after seeing in detail all her pretty mantels. How about you?